Long Path Across an Alpine Desert on Mount Kilimanjaro

Trail across an alpine desert on Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Today’s travel photo is a view of the long trail across the desolate alpine desert landscape on Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. I took this photo on day four of my trek to the summit of the mountain. We had stopped for a short break on a rocky ridge, which gave me this view of the path before me, leading up to a higher ridge where our next camp is located. Barafu Camp, which is located at the top of the ridge in the far left of this photo, is the base camp for climbing to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro on the Machame Route. This is a harsh and desolate land, but it is also spectacularly beautiful.

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